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Her initial decision to take care of Gregor may have come from a desire the metamorphosis kafka contribute and be useful to the family, since she becomes angry and upset when the mother cleans his room, and it is made clear that The metamorphosis kafka is disgusted by Gregor; she could not enter Gregor's room without opening the window first because of the nausea he caused her, and leaves without doing anything if Gregor is in plain sight.

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She plays the violin and dreams of going to the conservatory, a dream Gregor had intended to make happen; Gregor had planned on making the announcement on Christmas Day. To help provide an income for the family after Gregor's transformation, she starts working as a salesgirl.

Grete is also the first to suggest getting rid of Gregor, which causes Gregor to plan his own death. At the end of the story, Grete's parents realize the metamorphosis kafka she has become beautiful and full-figured and the metamorphosis kafka to consider finding her a husband.

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Samsa[ edit ] Mr. Samsa is Gregor's father. After the metamorphosis, he is forced to return to the metamorphosis kafka in order to support the family financially. His attitude towards his son is harsh; he regards the transformed Gregor with disgust and possibly even fear, and the metamorphosis kafka attacks him on multiple occasions.

Samsa[ edit ] Mrs.

Samsa is Grete and Gregor's mother. She is initially shocked at Gregor's transformation; however, she wants to enter his room. This proves too much for her, thus giving rise to a conflict between her maternal the metamorphosis kafka and sympathy, and her fear and revulsion at Gregor's new form.

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Apart from Grete and her father, she is the only person who is in close contact with Gregor. She is the one who notices that Gregor had died and disposes of his body. Interpretation[ edit ] Like most Kafka works, The Metamorphosis tends to entail the metamorphosis kafka use of a religious Max Brod or psychological interpretation by most of its the metamorphosis kafka.


A Study of Franz Kafka Besides the psychological approach, interpretations focusing on sociological aspects which see the Samsa family as a portrayal of general social the metamorphosis kafka, have gained a large following as well.

He instead chose an interpretation guided by the artistic detail but categorically excluded any and all attempts at deciphering a symbolical or allegorical level of meaning. Arguing against the popular father complex theory, he observed that the metamorphosis kafka is the sister, more so than the father, who should be considered the cruelest person in the story, as she is the one backstabbing Gregor.

Gegensatz und Einheitlichkeit, Stil und Dargestelltes, Darstellung und Fabel sind in vollkommener Weise ineinander verwoben.

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Traditionally, critics of Metamorphosis have underplayed the fact that the story is not only about Gregor but also his family the metamorphosis kafka especially, Grete's metamorphosis as it is mainly Grete, woman, daughter, sister, on whom the social and psychoanalytic resonances of the text depend.

It is made up of one passive, rather austere person and another active, the metamorphosis kafka libidinal the metamorphosis kafka. They also appear in The Judgement Georg and his friend in Russiain all three of his novels e. Robinson and Delamarche in Amerika as well as in his short stories A Country Doctor the country doctor and the groom and A Hunger Artist the hunger artist and the panther.

He believes that there is no doubt the story would have been admitted to the canon of world literature even if we had known nothing about its author. Reduced to carrying out his professional responsibilities, anxious to guarantee his advancement and vexed with the fear of making commercial mistakes, he is the creature of a functionalistic professional life.